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Rangers Beat Flyers 4-1 on Road to Take 2-1 Lead in NHL Series

April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Henrik Lunqvist made 31 saves and four different New York skaters scored as the Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1, seizing a 2-1 lead in their National Hockey League playoff series.

Derek Stepan opened the scoring 3 minutes, 54 seconds into the game last night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Martin St. Louis also had a first-period goal for the Rangers, while Dan Girardi added a goal in the second period and Daniel Carcillo notched one in the third.

Mark Streit scored the Flyers’ lone goal in the closing minutes of the first period. Philadelphia goaltender Ray Emery, playing his third-straight game because of an injury to Steve Mason, made 16 saves in the loss. Mason played the final seven minutes of the contest, stopping three New York shots.

Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is in two days in Philadelphia.

In other NHL action, the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 to sweep their series 4-0, and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 to take a 2-1 series advantage.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mason Levinson at mlevinson@bloomberg.net

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